Endemic to South Florida in Miami-Dade County and the Monroe County mainland.
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
South Florida History and Distribution:
Known only from Everglades National Park and Big Cypress National Preserve.
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
This species was previously placed into synonymy under E. porteriana
. The species concept was revised and a new species described by Keith Bradley and Jimi Sadle in 2021 (in Weakley et al. 2021
). See also Florida Natural Areas Inventory's Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Florida
page (Chafin 2000) for a discussion of E. porteriana
in the broad sense.